Fall... in love with Mie again and again
The #visitmie photo contest
〜My Autumn Memories〜 is on now!
What are you waiting for?
Show us what made you fall in love with fall in Mie.

The Akame 48 Waterfalls flowing under scenic autumn leaves;
a breathtaking contrast of motion and stillness,
Cycling through the crisp air of a perfect fall day,
Grapes, Mikan, and other bounty from the fertile land...

Memories are limitless, and thoughts of Mie only grow stronger...
Dreaming of a future visit, for now, I reflect on my beautiful memories and experiences in Mie.

Post your autumn photos, videos, and experiences that impressed you on your trip to Mie Prefecture!
Share your "autumn memories" with people from all over the world and win great prizes!

Awards of 1st Summer Photo Contest Decided!

How to Enter

Step 1 Follow

Follow Mie Prefecture’s official Instagram account @visitmie, @visitmie_tw or @visitmie_th

Step 2 Take Photos

Get your photos and videos ready, showing your Mie memories of trips, food, festivals and events you experienced!
Be sure to tell us the story behind the images you post.
Pictures of souvenirs or photos from past trips are also welcome!

Step 3 Share

Your own original images and videos of autumn memories will be posted under the hash tag #visitmie !

Following Mie Prefecture’s official Instagram account is not a prerequisite for application.

There is no limit to the number you can post.
Feel free to repost past photos!


Shima Kanko Hotel The Bay Suites voucher (with meals, for 1 pair)
  • Autumn season1 pair
  • Winter season1 pair
The Bay Suites, 1 night stay with dinner and breakfast (1 pair)
Guest room: Superior Suite
Dinner: Avantage Course at Restaurant "La Mer"
Breakfast: Japanese or Western-style breakfast
【Sponsor】Kintetsu Group Holdings Co., Ltd.
See here for other prizes
Ropeway family ticket
Ropeway family ticket
  • Summer season5 pairs of tickets
  • Autumn season5 pairs of tickets
  • Winter season5 pairs of tickets
Ride the 2161meter long ropeway joining the hot spring town at the foot of Mount Gozaisho to the mountaintop 780 meters above. Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of Ise Bay stretching below your eyes during the journey which lasts about 15 minutes.
【Sponsor】Gozaisho Ropeway
Ropeway family ticket
Ago Bay Sea Kayak Tour
Ago Bay Sea Kayak Tour 1.5-hour Course / Pair Ticket Invitation
  • Summer season1 pair of tickets
  • Autumn season1 pair of tickets
  • Winter season1 pair of tickets
In the center of Ise National Park is one of the 3 largest "Ria Coasts" in Japan, called Agowan, the sea also known as the birthplace of pearl aquaculture. In addition, the numerous islands both big and small scattered throughout this beautiful body of water are blessed with lush verdant nature. Row your kayak through the "Sea of Shima" immersed in the magnificent landscape woven with blue sky, blue sea and green islands. Rest assured, accompanied by a guide, even beginners will find the tour safe and secure.
* Tickets valid for one year after being issued.
* No restrictions for the departure date. Please make reservations on the official website.
【Sponsor】Shima Nature School
Ago Bay Sea Kayak Tour
Kumanojidori, Variety Pack
  • Summer season1 winner (3 packs)
  • Autumn season1 winner (3 packs)
  • Winter season1 winner (3 packs)
Kumano chicken, one of the official "Mie brands" certified by the prefecture, is a hybrid of "Shamo" gamefowl, Ise Red Chicken, and Nagoya Cochin breeds. It boasts a supple texture and rich umami flavor. Each of the three 200g packs contain bite size cuts of thigh, breast and fillet meat.
【Sponsor】Kumanoshi Furusato Shinkou Kousya
Dugong plush toys
Dugong plush toys (fluffy dugong)
  • Summer season1 winner
  • Autumn season1 winner
  • Winter season1 winner
The most popular stuffed animal in the Toba Aquarium. Cute and soft to the touch!
【Sponsor】Toba Aquarium
Dugong plush toys
Pearl set: Ise tea with pearl powder, Akoya pearl pin brooch
Pearl set: Ise tea with pearl powder, Akoya pearl pin brooch
  • Summer season1 winner (1 set)
  • Autumn season1 winner (1 set)
  • Winter season1 winner (1 set)
A canister of the original Pearl Falco tea, made by blending Ise tea with pearl powder, will be presented as a set with an Akoya pearl pin brooch.
* The design of the tea can and pin brooch may differ from the photo.
【Sponsor】Pearl Falco Co., Ltd.
Pearl set: Ise tea with pearl powder, Akoya pearl pin brooch
Maruyoshi Co., Ltd.
Matsuzaka Marbled Wagyu Cake
  • Summer season1 winner
  • Autumn season1 winner
  • Winter season1 winner
Created in collaboration with the Mie cake shop "Patisserie La Richetail," Maruyoshi has been able to produce a cake in the shape of a Matsuzaka sirloin roast.
Behind the white chocolate façade lies two kinds of mousse: the gentle sweetness of white chocolate wrapped in the tartness of raspberries.
* Delivered frozen
* Available only in Japan
* Contains no actual Matsuzaka Beef.
【Sponsor】Maruyoshi Co., Ltd.
Maruyoshi Co., Ltd.
  • Autumn season1 winner
  • Winter season1 winner
A soft, 100% cotton sheet-type face mask with plenty of emollient essence. The ingredients made from pearls deliver moisture to every part of your skin, making it more supple and smooth.
Nabana no Sato Begonia Garden ticket
  • Autumn season1 pair
  • Winter season1 pair
A ticket, good for two people, for Begonia Garden, which is a 9,000 sq. m. greenhouse of flowers from the Andes, in Nabana no Sato Flower Garden. The ticket can also be used for the illumination of Nabana no Sato.
Illumination: October 24 (Sat), 2020 – May 31 (Mon), 2021
【Sponsor】Nagashima Resort Co., Ltd. Nabana no Sato

Please note that prizes may not match the photos, and the contest operator reserves the right to change the prizes awarded.

  • Events
  • Photos
  • Nabana no Sato /Flower Garden(Kuwana City)

    At "Nabana-no-Sato", you can see various flowers and trees through the four seasons. The seasonal events which can be enjoyed from spring to winter are popular. > See details

  • Mt. Gozaisho/Gozaisho Ropeway

    Each time you visit, there is sure to be a new touching feeling caused by the different views of each season. The ropeway, which takes 12 minutes for a one way ride in the sky, has one of the biggest scales in the world. > See details

  • Toba Aquarium(Toba City)

    The number of breeding species is the largest in Japan! An aquarium that keeps approximately 1,200 species of animals. > See details

  • Ise Jingu (Ise City)

    Ise Jingu is called "Oise-san" by the locals, and has long been known as the home of the Japanese spirit. > See details

  • Magose-toge (Kumanokodo-Iseji)

    The stone pavement and the beautiful forest. This is a popular ridge on Kumanokodo-Iseji route. > See details

  • Matsusaka Beef

    Matsusa beef is known as a brand beef as good as Kobe beef among Japanese. > See details

  • Suzuka Circuit(Suzuka City)

    A sheer excitement for lovers of automobiles! One big recreational park with attractions related to automobiles. > See details

  • Mikimoto Pearl Island

    Mikimoto Pearl Island, a green lush island sitting on Toba Bay, is the very first place in the world that succeeded in culturing pearls.
    On the large island, there are facilities such as the Pearl Museum, where you can learn everything about pearls, and the Pearl Plaza (shop and restaurant) and you will also be able to watch the diving demonstration by "Ama" (women divers) wearing their traditional white diving costume. > See details

  • The Akame 48 Falls

    The "Akame 48 Falls" are an art of nature created by the series of numerous falls that continue all the way to the upstream of the river.
    Falls of various sizes are scattered including "Akame-gobaku" (The Akame Five Waterfalls) which are "Fudo-daki" Fall, "Senju-daki" Fall, "Nunobiki-daki" Fall, "Ninai-daki" Fall and "Biwa-daki" Fall. > See details

  • Maruyamasenmaida (Maruyama Terraced Rice Fields)

    There are many small paddy fields in the Maruyama area of Kumano City and it is called a thousand plate fields.
    The landscape is wonderful, and it is said to be the best landscape of terraced paddy fields in Japan.
    A small field spreads in and out several times, saying that "one is hidden under the shade hat" when thinking that one is missing, the number of which is about 1340 pieces. > See details


  • The Akame 48 Waterfalls (Nabari City)
  • Lake Shorenji (Nabari City)
  • Meotoiwa (Married Couple Rocks)
    Oshimenawahari Ritual (Renewal of the huge sacred straw rope connecting the two rocks)
    (Ise City) September 5
  • Gozaisho Ropeway (Komono Town)
  • (Iga City)
  • Maruyama Senmaida (Maruyama Terraced Rice Fields) (Kumano City)
  • Ujitachicho
  • Nago no Ōkusu Camphor Tree
  • Kizuro
  • Sohei Festival, October 6
  • Matsusaka Maruyoshi
  • Iga Ueno Castle

Entry Period

will run from 10:00 AM on September 1, 2020
through 11:59 PM on November 30, 2020.

Announcement of Winning Entries

The results will be posted on the official #visitmie Campaign website.
Winners will be announced in late December, 2020. (tbd)


  • Contestants must be using a public Instagram account for entry.
  • Contestants must agree to the contest Terms & Conditions.
  • Accounts that are made private during the contest entry period are not eligible to win.
  • Entry photos may be used for promotion by Mie Prefecture.

Selection Process

We will select the winning entries that depict charms of Mie Prefecture based on a strict and fair process.

Winners will be notified by direct message to their Instagram accounts.

  • Entry images may be used in official Mie Prefecture websites, social media, posters, flyers, etc.
  • Winners must be following the official @visitmie account.
  • Winners must reply within 48 hours; otherwise they forfeit their right to claim their prize.

Terms and Conditions

About Entries to the #visitmie Instagram Contest

Please read these Terms and Conditions before submitting entries to this campaign. All contestants, by submitting entries, are considered to have agreed to these Terms and Conditions.

  • Individuals may submit as many entries to the contest as they wish.
  • Entry images and video posted with the hashtag #visitmie may be used in official Mie Prefecture websites, social media, posters, flyers, etc.
  • If posting a photo or video with a person in it, please ensure that you have the person's consent to do so. Mie Prefecture and the Contest Operator assume no responsibility whatsoever for any issues related to portrait rights or rights of likeness.
  • No objections shall be made regarding the operation of this campaign or the winning entry selection process.
  • #visitmie PR Supporters and applicants may also participate in this campaign.

We might ask for more information about the experience behind your posted photograph and use these details in a story translated into other languages and published on our official account.
* All information will be published after suitable consideration of personal information and privacy.

Ineligible Content

Do not post any of the following types of content. If the Contest Operator determines that your post falls into any of these categories, it may be excluded from consideration.

  • Content that could be considered offensive, including but not limited to sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable content
  • Commercial content, such as content that includes advertising or solicitations to access a particular website or address
  • Content unrelated to Mie Prefecture, or content that is determined not to show Mie Prefecture’s beauty or attractiveness
  • Content that might cause a conflict of rights with a particular character or celebrity
  • Content that slanders a person, company, or organization or infringes on privacy
  • Content that infringes on the copyright or portrait rights/rights of likeness of any third parties
  • Content posted using an account that impersonates another person or company/organization using their name, etc.
  • Any other content that we consider to be inappropriate

Winning entries or prizes may not be transferred or exchanged for cash.

  • The #visitmie Instagram Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Inc.
  • By entering, entrants confirm they are 13 years of age or older, release Instagram of all responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use as well as this Terms and Conditions. Mie Prefecture and the Campaign Operator are not responsible for any contents of the entrants on Instagram and other social media and related troubles.
  • This campaign uses Instagram. Mie Prefecture and the Campaign Operator are not responsible for any damages caused by the suspension or cancellation of this campaign due to the Instagram or related apps.
  • Entrants are responsible for any applicable data transfer or internet connection fees.
  • Depending on your device model, usage, and connection environment, in some cases it may not be possible to submit an entry.
  • In principle, the Campaign Operator cannot answer any questions about the use of Instagram or device settings.
  • This campaign may be modified or cancelled without prior notice. Thank you for your understanding.
Handling of Personal Information

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Mie Prefecture Instagram Operating Policy
  • Account Name: @visitmie
  • Website: https://www.instagram.com/visitmie
  • Purpose: To widely promote Mie Prefecture tourism information to an overseas audience in foreign languages (English, Chinese, Thai), using Instagram as a form of promotional media.
  • Posting Entity: This account is run by Mie Prefecture Department of Employment and Economic Affairs staff, and staff members of International Tourism Promotion Division are the main managers in charge.
  • About Posted Content: Posted content will be information and images relating to tourism in Mie Prefecture.
  • Comments Policy: In principle we do not reply to comments, but when possible we try to answer questions, etc. Comments we judge to be inflammatory or inappropriate in any way may be removed without prior notice.
  • About Copyright: The copyright for submitted comments is retained by the user who posted the relevant comment(s). However, permission to use the posted comment(s) non-exclusively and on a royalty-free basis shall be granted to Mie Prefecture, and the user agrees not to exercise his or her copyright over the comments against the Mie Prefecture International Tourism Promotion Division.
  • Cessation of Account Activity or Account Deletion: If it is determined that posting to Instagram is no longer practical, this will be announced on the Mie Prefecture website, and the Mie Prefecture official Instagram account will be deleted or account activity ceased.

Please send questions to the Campaign Operator: info-visitmie@kankomie.or.jp

  • Responses to inquiries we receive will be made first-come, first-serve, on weekdays 10am to 5pm JST during the campaign period.
  • Please understand that certain inquiries may take longer to respond to than others.

#visitmie Logo(PDF): PDF

  • JNTO
  • 近鉄グループホールディングス株式会社
  • 御在所ロープウェイ
  • 熊野市ふるさと振興公社
  • 志摩自然学校
  • 鳥羽水族館
  • パールファルコ
  • ミキモト真珠島
  • 株式会社まるよし
  • Nagashima Resort
  • アクアイグニス

Supported by Japan National Tourism Organization, Chubu Regional Environment Office